Involved in an 18 Wheeler Accident?
An accident involving an 18 wheeler can bring with it horrible consequences that can affect an individual and their families for the rest of their lives. There are many circumstances that could contribute to an accident involving an 18 wheeler. Commercial 18 wheeler drivers often spend hours and hours behind the wheel without sleep in order to reach their destination on time. Trucking companies even offer bonus pay if a driver reaches a destination early. These long hours on the road can make a driver overly drowsy, cutting down their reaction time and increasing the likelihood that the driver will not be able to react in time to avoid an accident.
Commercial drivers have also been known to fall asleep at the wheel and lose control of their vehicle. Considering the immense size and destructive power of an 18 wheeler, drowsiness can have devastating consequences. A negligent driver can also lose track of other vehicles on the road due to blind spots that a driver cannot see in their mirrors. A driver may not realize a car is right next to them until it’s too late. Whatever the circumstances that have contributed to your accident, if you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a tractor trailer, it is very important to consult an Alpharetta car accident attorney immediately to seek compensation for the pain and hardship you’ve had to endure.
18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer in Alpharetta and Atlanta
Accidents involving 18 wheelers can be incredibly serious and the repercussions can be long lasting and final. At Van Sant Law, LLC, our attorneys are dedicated to ensuring that the pain, loss, and suffering you’ve had to endure as the result of your accident will not be ignored. We are highly knowledgeable of the laws and circumstances surrounding these kinds of accidents. Our experience has taught us that trucking companies and insurance agencies will do everything in their power to reduce or deny your claim to adequate compensation. We will never back down from a fight, especially a fight that involves winning compensation that will allow you and your family to start the healing process and move on with your lives.